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Video: Divided Results: Voting and Partisan Gerrymandering

On Friday, September 15th, members of the Murphy Institute community gathered for a discussion about gerrymandering. In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Gill v. Whitford, a case that deals with the legality of partisan gerrymandering, this panel explored the history of gerrymandering and the effects of recent changes in technology, data mining, and dark money.

Missed the event or want to see it again? You can watch it here:

Speakers

  • David Daley, author, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy and former Editor in chief of Salon.com
  • Lauren Jones, National Civil Rights Counsel, Anti-Defamation League
  • Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
  • Deuel Ross, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Jerry G. Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program,  Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
  • Moderator: John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate School and consortial faculty, Murphy Institute

Video: Gramsci’s Importance for the Left Today

This year’s Left Forum featured a panel exploring Antonio Gramsci’s work as a major critic of capitalism. Part of a series on major critical thinkers, the panel explored how engagement with Gramsci’s work can advance and sharpen left strategies and tactics in our times. Check it out below.

Featuring:

  • Laura Flanders, The Laura Flanders Show
  • Kate Crehan, Professor Emerita, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Chris Hedges, columnist for Truthdig and host of On Contact
  • Richard D. Wolff, Democracy @ Work, Left Forum

Video: Election Debrief: Reporters’ Roundtable

On November 18th, the Murphy Institute hosted a forum providing an examination of the 2016 electoral season, in which working-class anxiety and rage assumed a central role. A group of prominent journalists including Laura Flanders, Harold Meyerson, Jamilah King and Julio Ricardo Varela assessed what the primaries and the general election say about the current political landscape, especially with regard to racial, gender and class voting patterns.

New Video: Education at Murphy

“I think Murphy is a special place…in that it’s not just working at a school. It’s not just working at an institute. It’s a political and intellectual project engaged in [a] struggle to make NYC a better place.”

– Murphy Prof. Kafui Attoh

We’re proud of the educational experience our students get at Murphy. Watch Murphy professors describe the learning that happens here.

A Back Room Deal for the 1%: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Murphy Institute is known for its public programming, bringing thinkers, leaders and policymakers together to discuss the issues vital to making change in our city and our world. 

Watch Celeste Drake, Trade and Globalization Specialist, AFL-CIO discussing the Obama administration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership at “A Back-Room Deal for the 1%: The Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

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Lucia Gomez-Jimenez Discusses Organizing in Immigrant Communities

The Murphy Institute is known for its public programming, bringing thinkers, leaders and policymakers together to discuss the issues vital to making change in our city and our world. 

Watch Lucia Gomez-Jimenez, Executive Director of La Fuente talk about organizing immigrant communities at a panel on “Emerging Leaders/Emerging Strategies: New Directions for Labor Studies and Its Allies” at Murphy. This event was held to celebrate the launch of the Murphy Institute Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Leadership and Labor Studies.

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